In July our three sows, Bacon, Bacon and Bacon welcomed 9, 7 and 6 pigs. Our sows are a cross between a Mangalitsa and an Old Spot Gloucestershire and made excellent breeders and mothers. We did not lose a single pig. The sows went on to become nourishing morsels for our family and friends and their offspring have thrived on the farm. We have since sold a few to a few other pig farmers who value the yumminess of the Mangalitsa and breeding traits of the Old Spot. We still have 4 boars left intact. If anyone is interested please let us know. They are about 100 pounds now. We'd be happy to do a trade for chickens.
Manny--a McNab shepherd mix--joined our family farm shortly after Christmas. McNabs are known cattle herders but also do a swell job of watching over sheep, llamas and wayward children who do not want to do their farm chores. He is already showing promising signs for sheep handling and gives lots of cuddles to the children.
We are thrilled to announce that our 2012 Barbera Rosé won Best in State at the California State Fair in the Micro-winery category.